Introduction to Batavia, New York
The Holland Land Company purchased the land now known as Batavia City in 1792. The Dutch named the place after the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands. Joseph Ellicott, an agent of the Holland Land Company, built a land office in Batavia in 1801. Batavia became the county seat of the newly formed Genesee County in 1802. It was incorporated as a village in 1823 and reincorporated as a city in 1915.
Batavia and nearby Attractions
- Super 8 Batavia East of Darien Lake Theme Park
- Holland Land Office Museum
- Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park
- 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
- Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
- Seabreeze Amusement Park
Things To Do In Batavia
The City of Batavia is an ideal location for visitors who want to explore the western parts of New York. It is also only a few minutes away from Niagara Falls. Lake Ontario, Genesee Country Museum and Letchworth State Park are also nearby. The Falleti Ice Arena is also a popular spot. Some of the local parks of the city are Williams Park, Kibbe Park, State Street Park and Austin Park.
Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Batavia Higher Education
Genesee Valley Boces, the Continental School of Beauty Culture and Genesee Community College are the local colleges.